The Federal Highway Administration is working to alleviate work zone management concerns for the Department of Transportation. This is due to the fact that, over the past few years, workers have been injured in work zone accidents that risk their lives. Some of the managing aspects include engineering, education, enforcement, and regulatory activities.
Education: The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) believes that education is one of the best ways to bring public awareness to others that play a role in work zone safety. This means that they can make a greater impact through the delivery of relevant web sites, training courses, guidebooks, outreach materials, and even events like the National Work Zone Awareness Week. They have a Work Zone Grants Program that helps conduct guidance and training as well as campaigns that help new drivers.
Engineering: The FHWA believes that certain design features can lead to better work zones through standardization and evaluation. They have developed a Work Zone Process Review Toolbox that can help evaluate proper policies and procedures.
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Research: Research can help identify and develop improved work zone management practices. They provide materials that show the challenges for drivers of large vehicles, project strategies that help improve work zone safety, and more. Over 30 states have banded together to create a working Every Day Counts program to do so.
Regulations: Regulations help improve work zone planning, design, and implementation for efficient work zones that protect the lives of workers.
Work zones can be especially dangerous when they are located next to roadways, which is why these four aspects can play an important role in saving lives. If you have been injured in a roadside work accident, you can call us to help you today. We will help you understand your rights and what can be done regarding your case.